Speakers: Marcos Cueto, Professor of the History of Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil; Lucía Dammert, Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile; María Inés Pacecca, Professor in the Department of Anthropological Sciences and researcher at the Institute of Anthropological Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires
Moderated by: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Co-Chair, Mexico Faculty Committee at DRCLAS, Harvard University
This panel is part of the semester-long speaker series, The Global Pandemic from Transnational Perspectives, jointly organized by the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) and the Office of International Programs at Brown University.
Marcos Cueto is a professor with the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and researcher with the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima, where he served as general director from 2009 to 2011. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, and New York University and a fellow of the Guggenheim, Mellon, Tinker, Ford, and Rockefeller foundations. He has received prizes from the Latin American Studies Association and the History of Science Society. He currently serves as science co-editor for the journal História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos and as specialized researcher at the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, where he teaches classes in the history of health in Latin America and the history of international health. He is currently investigating the history of health in Latin America; global health; and the history of the World Health Organization.
Lucia Dammert is a Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Born in Peru, her research interests lie in the field of public security, criminal organizations and criminal justice reform. Her expertise has been widely acknowledged in Latin America. She published Fear of Crime in Latin America (2012, Routledge) and Maras (2011, University of Texas Press) edited with Thomas Bruneau. She has held key advisory positions in Chile, Argentina, México and Perú and has served as key advisor at the Organization of American States and other regional organizations. She holds a PhD from Leiden University, a Master Degree from University of Pittsburgh and a BA from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina.
María Inés Pacecca is a professor in the Department of Anthropological Sciences and researcher at the Institute of Anthropological Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She researches the tensions between migration policies, citizenship, and ethnic and national discrimination. She has conducted and coordinated research on migration, gender, work, childhood and human trafficking. Pacecca has published four books and more than 30 articles in Argentine and international books and magazines. She has worked at Amnesty International Argentina, and currently collaborates with the Argentine Commission for Refugees and Migrants (CAREF) on research, awareness and training issues.
Gabriela Soto Laveaga is Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico at Harvard University. Her current research interests interrogate knowledge production and circulation between Mexico and India; medical professionals and social movements; and science and development projects in the twentieth century. Her first book, Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National Projects and the Making of the Pill, won the Robert K. Merton Best Book prize in Science, Knowledge, and Technology Studies from the American Sociological Association. Her second monograph, Sanitizing Rebellion: Physician Strikes, Public Health and Repression in Twentieth Century Mexico, examines the role of healthcare providers as both critical actors in the formation of modern states and as social agitators. Her latest book project seeks to re-narrate histories of twentieth century agriculture development aid from the point of view of India and Mexico. She has held numerous grants, including those from the Ford, Mellon, Fulbright, DAAD, and Gerda Henkel Foundations. In 2019, she received the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence In Mentoring Award from Harvard University.
This event will be held in English with portions in Spanish.
Presented in collaboration with Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University